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ArtisTree & Purple Crayon create a buzz with their 4th Annual “Bee Friendly” Summer Fest, July 21

ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Purple Crayon in Woodstock, VT invite art and music lovers from all over the region to Summer Fest, an annual community event celebrating local art and music!

The 4th Annual Summer Fest will be held on Saturday July 21st from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., with art and music for the entire family. This year's Fest is buzzing with face painting, musical entertainment and "bee friendly" focused art activities. Plus, there will be a hand-crafted patio planter silent auction with a portion of the proceeds going to support the Vermont Beekeepers Association and their efforts protect Vermont's Honeybee populations.

The main musical attraction this year is Sensible Shoes, one of Vermont's favorite dance bands, playing a funky mix of original music and cover tunes inspired by Muscle Shoals, Motown while blending American songs drawn from blues, soul, folk, country, and New Orleans R&B. Their ASCAP award-winning songwriting can be heard in major motion pictures including "Philadelphia" and "The Manchurian Candidate."

Sensible Shoes will begin at 7 p.m. preceded by local Family Entertainer and Musician Jon Gailmor from 4:30-6 p.m. Gailmor has toured with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and has released six solo albums. "Just Kidding", Gailmor's weekly radio show for kids, ran for 23 years on two Vermont radio stations.

"Gailmor's ability to wrap his powerful and versatile voice around the cleverly-written lyrics and tunes he creates has amazed and delighted audiences for years." Says Vermont resident Martha Slater.  "Along with musical talent and a sharp intelligence, he has considerable personal charm, capturing his listeners in the palm of his hand, and keeping them there throughout a performance."
Rounding out the festivities is face painting with Marti from 4-7 p.m. along with many "bee friendly" focused creative activities for kids of all ages. Bentley's restaurant in Woodstock will also be providing backyard BBQ style food and beverage options, which will be available for purchase.

This event is FREE and open to the public, so bring your friends and meet up with your neighbors to help celebrate the summer and "bee friendly"!
For a full event schedule and more details, go to or call 802-457-3500.

Tagged: Woodstock, ArtisTree Community Arts Center, Purple Crayon